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Quicksilver is an alternative form of currency in No Man's Sky.


Quicksilver QUICKSILVER.png is a tertiary currency in No Man's Sky besides Nanite Cluster, with units being the primary.


  • 150 QUICKSILVER.png from a random pulse engine event causes ‘Stellar Ice‘ to spawn. Shoot the Stellar Ice and Quicksilver will pop-out
  • 150 QUICKSILVER.png from The Space Anomaly mission when spoken to Nada. This is repeated multiple times throughout the story. The mission will auto-switch to The Space Anomaly at any point that this reward is possible.
  • 250 QUICKSILVER.png from Daily quicksilver missions (these are the same as normal nexus missions, but award QUICKSILVER.png). These stack up to 3 missions (3 days of gameplay missed).
  • 1200 QUICKSILVER.png from a Weekend quicksilver mission (once a week).

Time-limited missions[]

The following missions are no longer available, but retained for historical purposes:


Quicksilver can be spent at Quicksilver Synthesis Companion, who resides in the Space Anomaly.

A total of 125720 Quicksilver is needed to unlock all appearances, collectables & titles.



Release history[]

  • NEXT 1.58 - Added as a currency.
  • Beyond - Now it is possible to earn it through certain, not time-limited missions.
  • NextGen - Missions are now limited to one per day, and earnings increased from 250 to 450
  • Prisms - Earnings reduced back to 250